“Observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.”
This week's Mitzvah Challenge is to give presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor in observation of Purim.
The tradition of Purim is one of the most festive and joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar. The book of Esther commands that it be celebrated on the 14th and 15th days of Adar.
Jewish people celebrate life on Purim by hosting festivals, dressing in costumes, indulging in food and drink, and giving gifts of food to the needy.
Purim is to be a time of "feasting and joy, of sending presents to one another and gifts to the poor." Esther 9:22
Scripture: "Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"Esther 4:14
Message: The Book of Esther is a story of what God did in the life of a woman to literally save a nation.Esther was a Jew who was plucked out of obscurity through an unusual chain of events and was made queen over the kingdom.A poor orphan,slave yet became very USEFUL.Men May turn their BACK against you because of your BACKGROUND,but not God.When a wicked man named Haman had been devising a plot to put to death the 15 million Jews in that kingdom,Mordecai,Esther’s uncle, came to the palace, wanting Esther to use her influence to help her people.
He sent word to Esther, “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews.For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place,but you and your father’s house will perish.Yet who knows whether...